Sunday and time for a classic, today we say hi to the British leather guys Judas Priest.
Todays tune "Steeler" is taken from the sixth album British Steel, released on 14 April 1980. It saw the band reprise the commercial sound they had established on Killing Machine however; this time, they abandoned many of the dark lyrical themes which had been prominent on their previous releases. British Steel was recorded at Tittenhurst Park, home of former Beatle Ringo Starr, after a false start at Startling Studios, a recording studio located on Tittenhurst's grounds. Digital sampling was not yet widely available at the time of recording, so the band used analog recording of smashing milk bottles to be included in "Breaking the Law", as well as various sounds in "Metal Gods" produced by billiard cues and trays of cutlery. Songs "Breaking the Law", "United", and "Living After Midnight" were released as singles, while the track "Metal Gods" earned the band members their moniker.
British Steel is also Judas Priest's first album to feature songwriting for all songs by only current members of the band at the time: Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny featured songwriting by Al Atkins; Sin After Sin inclues a cover of Joan Baez's Diamonds & Rust; Stained Class has a cover of Spooky Tooth's Better By You, Better Than Me; Killing Machine features a cover of Fleetwood Mac's The Green Manalishi.
Judas Priest performing Steeler Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Arena in Hollywood , Florida 8/17/09 this is taken from the 30th anniversary British Steel Dvd.
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